Archive | March, 2004

Review by Bob Parmacek for Sign of The Snake

Review by Bob Parmacek for Sign of The Snake

Review by Bob Parmacek for Sign of The Snake

5 out of 5

Double Magic

The Sign of The Snake is a unique Mini-Magic effect invented and crafted beautifully by Alan Warner. A story of the Spirit of Cerastes the Egyptian Snake God lives on in the beautifully carved and colored Cartouche. A blank tablet is first placed into the cartouche and then the spectator is shown the five small plaques that each have a carving of the sign of the snake god carved into it. Each carving on the plaques is a snake of a different color. The spectator picks one colored plaque of his choice and then the tablet that was in the cartouche is removed and the first magical effect takes place as the once blank tablet now is covered with interesting hieroglyphics. The story teller with tongue in cheek volunteers to read the message sent by the spirit of the snake god. A comical moment takes place and then the storyteller reads the true message which leads the action to displaying the sign of the snake that is actually a prediction of the same color as the snake carved into the plaque freely chosen by the spectator. A second magical moment. Another wonderful Alan Warner trick to add to my collection.

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Review by Bob Parmacek for Coinfounded

Review by Bob Parmacek for Coinfounded

Review by Bob Parmacek for Coinfounded

5 out of 5

Now It’s Here Now its Gone

Coinfounded is one of the most magical of coin effects I have ever seen. Even the coins that accompany the beautiful case and slide are exciting to look at and hold in your hand. The spectator holds the slide in his hand where the coins have just been placed. They seem impossible to move without the spectator knowing it. Magically they do move and no one is any the wiser. The method although easy to execute is very clever and the workmanship on the box with its inlaid design is especially artistic and mysterious. Alan Warner has once again shown his very special ability to create an ingenious trick in beautiful surroundings. What more can the magician desire? Coinfounded is very special.

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Review by Bob Parmacek for Twister

Review by Bob Parmacek for Twister

Review by Bob Parmacek for Twister

5 out of 5

Teak Pocket Magic

As my small collection of Alan Warner Mini-Magic grows my small audience that I continually show my tricks to has become fascinated with Alan Warner’s Mini Magic as I was all ready fascinated. Needless to say I too have received the request "oh you do magic please do something." I find it wise to carry some thing special with me at all times to really knock the socks off the person that asks me "to do something". I have found a beautiful velvet bag and I keep my Twister in it in my pocket ready to go. Lately when I get the request I dig down into my pocket and come out with my velvet bag ( the bag is to keep the Twister safe from scratches as well as sharpen the spectators curiousity). All ready my spectator is intigued and when I take Twister from the bag and show them first the beautiful case and then the domino I can see the interest growing. I then perform the trick and at the end I say something like "If you were twisted so much you would be pretty mixed up. I am sure the little magic genii inside the case is mixed up too. What side of the domino do you think is up?" No matter the answer the magic proves the spectator wrong as well as amazed and very often laughing. The beauty of the case and the feel of the wood that has been so cleverly designed and carried out by Alan Warner impresses all. Perhaps most of all me. This trick is as many magicians call a trick that really works a "Worker". It can easily be done all in your hands and the spectators which makes it wonderful for strolling and it resets in seconds.

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